“Australia will be the favourite I think. We know the pitches well and day night Test is gong to be something relatively new for India. I like the way Virat Kohli is taking that challenge. If you want be the best side in the world, you have to win away from home as much as possible,” the 54-year-old mentioned.
“You cannot take away from India successful final time however Australia didn’t have the most effective batsmen. Marnus Labuschagne has come out of nowhere, the bowling appears a lot settled now. India do not need weaknesses too, so it is probably to be a fantastic collection,” he added.
India is ready to play a four-match Test collection in Australia in December 2020-January 2021.
There has been a debate in regards to the ambiguity concerning the World Test Championship format however Waugh mentioned as of now it’s the very best begin.
The groups locked in a two-match Test collection additionally get 120 factors whereas a five-match collection additionally gives the identical variety of factors.
Asked if it’s a honest rule, Waugh mentioned, “We talked about having a Test Championship for a decade now and it’s exceptionally hard to make it work because the schedules are being planned five, 10 years ahead. I think they have done the best possible job.”
When pressed that India would at all times begin favorite towards a West Indies or a Bangladesh facet however they get the identical factors which a gruelling Ashes collection gives, he nonetheless backed the present format.
“Let a genius come up with a solution because it’s so hard to find the right criteria. Right now it’s good. Maybe we can tweak after the first Championship and right now it’s ok to get started. I can guarantee you that the best two sides will be in the final,” mentioned Waugh who led Australia to 1999 World Cup triumph.
So, who he’s backing to win the inaugural World Test Championship? “It will be clear when India come down to Australia. Australia will be peaking at that time. India is peaking in the last 12 months, it’s going to be an amazing series.”
Recently, Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar gave an enormous praise to quick rising Marnus Labuschagne by saying that the Australian batsman reminds of himself.
However, Waugh didn’t agree with Tendulkar although he praised the younger batsman.
“May be he wants to put him off. I don’t think so. In my opinion, he has appetite for runs. When he came to the side 12 months ago, he was 26th but now he is fourth ranked Test player batsmen in the world, so it’s incredible transformation.”
Waugh additionally backed Tim Paine to proceed as Test captain although just a few really feel that perhaps the duty could possibly be handed again to Steve Smith.
“Why we need to change the leadership, Tim Paine is doing a great job. We need to show him more respect. He has come in at a tough time. He is a captain for future, he is in his mid-30s but that does not mean he can’t captain for a few years. Asking this question means we are not paying respect to the current captain.
“Smith will probably be in working when subsequent captaincy function comes up however there are variety of elements to be thought of, like what number of runs he’s scoring, if he desires to be captain. There will probably be lot of questions requested when Tim Paine strikes on,” he mentioned.